Member Scholarship



Scholarship Chairwoman, Secretary Pam Smith

[email protected]

NCBBA is committed to higher education and has two scholarship programs: One in support of Dare (First Flight HS, Manteo HS, and Cape Hatteras HS) and Hyde County (Ocracoke) High School and one in support of our Members/Members Children. Both scholarship programs are renewable for four years and totals $3,400 per student.

Since the inception of this program, NCBBA is proud to have contributed in excess of $60,000 to Dare and Hyde County High School students for continuing education.

Let your NCBBA membership give money back to you or your children through the Member Scholarship. The Member Scholarship is available to you if you have been a member in good standing for three years or for your child.  We are pleased to announce a change in the 2020 NCBBA scholarship program. The Board of Director’s voted to increase the scholarship starting in 2020 .This scholarship is for $3,400. NCBBA will award the recipient $700 the first year, $800 the second year, $900 the third year and $1,000 the last year. The increase in the scholarship begins in 2020 forward and is not retroactive for the scholarships award in prior years. The student must renew this scholarship yearly up to the $3,400 limitation and the student must maintain a 2.7 GPA or better to be eligible for the renewal. 

HOW DO I APPLY? It's simple:

Adults Applicants: Submit an Employment type resume which includes community activities, educational and employment history (5 years), a 100-300 word essay describing: statement of need, awards, special honors, and other significant personal accomplishments pertinent to this application as well as activities in support of NCBBA.

High School Seniors: Submit your GPA and class rank on an employment type resume which includes school and community activities, awards and special honors. Also a 100 - 300 word essay describing your statement of need and other significant personal accomplishments pertinent to this application. Letters of recommendation from your school guidance counselor and employer, if applicable, with your name in the subject line.

1)   Adults must have 3 or more years of NCBBA membership in good standing to apply  or refer their child (as defined by the IRS) for the scholarship.     

2)   Graduate level students are not eligible for this scholarship.

3)   Proof of acceptance to an accredited institution of higher education must be provided upon notification of the award.

4)   Awards are for the current school year and are renewable for 4 years. The scholarship is $700 the first year, $800 the second year, $900 the third year and $1,000 the fourth year. This increase begins in 2020 and is not retroactive for the scholarships awarded in prior years. Scholarships awarded prior to 2020 are still $500 per academic year and will be paid to the higher education institution in the student’s name.

5)   Preference is given to applicants pursuing careers in fields that support conservation and natural resources OR for adults for retraining.

6)   Preference for the award is based on (1) financial need, (2) current HS student’s scholastic standing (2.7 GPA or higher), (3) essay

7)   Final decision on scholarship winners are made by the NCBBA Scholarship Committee based on the criteria above.


-  Applications must be received by April 15, annually.

-  Renewal/Payment cutoff is December 31,  annually.

-  The award winner will be notified prior to the NCBBA Annual Meeting.

-  Award will be announced and presented at the NCBBA Annual Meeting.

-  Winners  are expected to attend the Annual Meeting to receive their scholarship award.

 SUBMIT APPLICATIONS ELECTRONICALLY TO: NCBBA Scholarship Director  [email protected]  

OR mail to
NCBBA Member Scholarship
P.O. Box 1407
Buxton, NC 27920


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